by Heidi R. Kling
Series: Spellspinners of Melas County #1
Published: February 20, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: eBook (342 pages)
Source: For Review
Once soulmates, the witch and warlock covens of the California coast have been estranged for a century. Raised to hate each other, their teenagers meet in the Solstice Stones, a magical battleground where they draw energy from each other to maintain their balance.
Witch’s Brew is like Romeo and Juliet meets witches and magic. I also smiled at a few Harry Potter references like the term “You Know Who,” and a restricted library. The magic was different and fun. Men and women have different powers. Witch’s magic involves beauty, flowers, healing and nature. Warlocks are their enemies and have “opposite” powers though it doesn’t go into a lot of detail what those powers are. It mentions mind reading powers and potions. The kind of stuff Snape would like.
This isn’t an average ebook – it has choices in it. It’s not quite like choose your own adventure because the story line will end up in the same place. There are two choices in the story and when I went back and read the other choice, they eventually meet up at the same place in the story. I felt like the choices fleshed out the characters and their relationships a little more. If I were reading this again, I would probably read both choices and then move on. The characters were okay. They didn’t seem very fleshed out, but they didn’t bother me either. My favorite part of this book was the really cool conflict involving a curse and the background behind it. Overall, a great romantic story with a unique magical world that I enjoyed.
Content Rating: Medium, for a somewhat detailed suggestive scene.
I received this book for review from the publisher, Coliloquy, in exchange for an honest review. I was not told what to say, I was not paid to write this review and all the opinions expressed are my own.